2018 - 2019 KANSAS
BOYS SOCCER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
AIDAN
BATES
FORWARD
BLUE VALLEY SOUTHWEST HS
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-3
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
26
GOALS
14
ASSISTS
75
CAREER GOALS
34
CAREER ASSISTS
“Aidan Bates is one of the most complete players I have coached against in the last 25 years.”
K. Dean Snell
Head Coach - Head coach of Blue Valley High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior forward led the Timberwolves to a 16-4 record and the Class 5A state championship this past season. Bates recorded 26 goals and 14 assists, including two of each in a 6-0 win over Maize South High in the state final. A United Soccer Coaches All-American selection, Bates participated in the High School All-American Game. He concluded his prep soccer career with 75 goals and 34 assists.

Academic Achievement


Bates has maintained a weighted 3.33 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play soccer on scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay this fall.

Exemplary Character


Bates has volunteered locally at a senior citizen center and as a peer tutor and mentor.